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by FLINT
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 94 big bore fs, made in 1978, first yr. New in box asking $1350?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 94 big bore fs, made in 1978, first yr. New in box asking $1350?

if its a first year big bore it must be 375 winchester.

I had one from 1979 and it was a nice gun. The wood and fit and finish were really good. I regret selling it.
by FLINT
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Speer .257 87gr. hot-cor
Replies: 0
Views: 40

WTB Speer .257 87gr. hot-cor

Let me know if anyone has any of these that they can part with.

Thanks!!!
by FLINT
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 1290

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

My shoulder is very soft. It's a mess in there. Torn labrum, impingement, rotator damage. I was hoping to avoid surgery, but I keep reinjuring it. I don't have a 358, but if I did, I would still reach for the 35 on my way to the deer woods. If I was ever lucky enough to go moose hunting, I'd love to...
by FLINT
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge
Replies: 76
Views: 1290

Re: My Favorite Levergun Cartridge

I love the 30-30. I think its pretty much perfect for the deer hunting I do. I've never shot a deer over 90 yards and the deer I've shot have all either dropped on the spot or within 50 yards. If I were to expand my list a little it would include: 30-30, 32WS, 35rem, and 300 savage. I love guns, but...
by FLINT
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having a hard time deciding between 444 Marlin or 45/70
Replies: 31
Views: 371

Re: Having a hard time deciding between 444 Marlin or 45/70

probably a lot more flexibility with the 45-70 but for me personally, I'd for sure get a 444. not sure why, I just think its cool. I'd have one already if my shoulder wasn't junk.
by FLINT
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo box game recommendations ?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Ammo box game recommendations ?

Hey guys, this may be a silly question and I'm definitely not so naive as to think that the game animals listed on ammo boxes are any kind of hard and fast rule, however..... looking at the recommended list on two different calibers of the same brand, type and weight ammo did get me thinking about b...
by FLINT
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with the .30-30 Model 94 Trapper
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Playing with the .30-30 Model 94 Trapper

That's awesome! Good loads and good shooting. 3031 is almost all I use in the rifle calibers I load for.
by FLINT
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what should my next levergun be?
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: what should my next levergun be?

Thanks guys, great suggestions. I guess I'm leaning more towards 'rifle' cartridges. For some reason I'm not really interested in the pistol cartridge guns. Although at one point I was really thinking about the Henry 327 rifle. I have a ruger sp101 in that caliber and really like it. Kind of like a ...
by FLINT
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what should my next levergun be?
Replies: 7
Views: 180

what should my next levergun be?

Hey guys, I'm trying to decide which levergun I should get next. I've got: 30-30, 32WS, 32-40, 38-55, 35 rem, 300 sav, and a couple .22lrs. also have 30-06 in pump and semi, and a 22 mag in bolt. I just yesterday missed out on a 25-35 that I could have had last week, but got busy and missed it and t...
by FLINT
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project Gun
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: Project Gun

Very nice! and very good work! I love the model 10 and would love to have one like that. Looks like a sweet shooter!
by FLINT
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture worth a thousand words
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Picture worth a thousand words

me either, there is no picture
by FLINT
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unloaded my muzzle loader
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Unloaded my muzzle loader

Nice shot!

I use 90gr. of blackhorn behind a 300gr .452 XTP mag in a black harvester crush rib sabot, and is super accurate and lays some serious smack down on deer. I agree,the only thing you give up is a quick second shot, but if you do your part you will never need it.
by FLINT
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 1894 Winchester in .32-40 got it done tonight
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: The 1894 Winchester in .32-40 got it done tonight

That's great!

What load did you use?
by FLINT
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Savage combo guns
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: The Savage combo guns

the Savage 24 is a neat gun. I have one that was my dad's. I guess he got it with either a broken or missing stock and he carved this stock for it by hand with just a pocket knive when he was in his 20's. My dad was the most resourceful and capable person I will probably ever know. It is a 22lr/410 ...
by FLINT
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ran across this picture ... is this anyone on the Forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Ran across this picture ... is this anyone on the Forum?

Love the picture. it kind of reminds me of this picture that my grandfather always had up on the wall. I think the picture originally was on the cover of ll bean catalogs different times in the 30's and/or 40's. My grandpa ordered a print of it in the 70's and my aunt decoupaged it to a piece of woo...
by FLINT
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 1894 .32-40 to the range
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Winchester 1894 .32-40 to the range

That's awesome man! I love the 32-40!! I worked up a load and shot a deer with mine last year https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?t=75541 my rifle is is a very similar configuration but is a little newer and has a nickel steel barrel, so my loads are a little on the warmer side for the ...
by FLINT
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parker cross bows
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Parker cross bows

Yeah, I bought a parker crossbow like a month or less before they went out of business. I tried out several crossbows and actually really liked the parker the best plus I live about 30 miles from the Parker facility so I thought that was a bonus. My crossbow is the centerfire extreme. I just called ...
by FLINT
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]
Replies: 30
Views: 541

Re: “...if only one gun...” [eyeball roll]

if I was in a survival situation - like that my survival depended on having only one gun, it would definitely be a 22magnum - which I view to be an order of magnitude more effective and versitile than the 22lr, yet the ammo doesn't take up much more room or add much more weight. The 22mag is literal...
by FLINT
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Danners
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Danners

I own two pairs of Danners - both USA made models. two or three years ago I bought a pair of Crater Rim boots. They are great boots, and I wear them frequently, but the rubber protective rand pretty quickly separated from the leather in high stress areas. I could probably get them fixed under warran...
by FLINT
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is the 24" barrel on a Marlin 39a?
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: How is the 24" barrel on a Marlin 39a?

Thanks guys! That's all the encouragement I needed.

If I get brave I'll pull the trigger on one soon!
by FLINT
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is the 24" barrel on a Marlin 39a?
Replies: 10
Views: 281

How is the 24" barrel on a Marlin 39a?

24" seems pretty long. How does it balance? is it awkward to carry around in the squirrel woods? Does it help with accuracy? I'm thinking about getting a marlin 39a and am not sure if I should hold off for a 20" barrel or stick with the 24. also, prices seem to be pretty high for these suckers!! the...
by FLINT
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose skin
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: loose skin

There is not any one specific thing that will make it go away. Stay active and eat healthy. Your body should be able to slowly tighten it back up. Our bodies are constantly rebuilding and eventually it will catch up with your new shape. Since you said that you've retired, I'm guessing that you aren'...
by FLINT
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

I think I got my foreend stock from ebay but I'm not 100% sure on that. I was searching all over to find one that length. Got the buttstock from Numrich as well as other parts like the end cap, metal for buttstock, magazine hanger, magazine etc. For the finish I did a Rust Bluing job and wiped it d...
by FLINT
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

Thanks!

That's what I wanted to hear! I want to add some heft to this rifle. it was only 6lbs before and not especially fun to shoot with stouter loads.
by FLINT
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

Actually, do either of you have a way to accurately weigh your finished rifle? like with a kitchen or postage scale?

I'm really curious about how much the final weight will be.
by FLINT
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

Thanks! That's a sweet looking rifle, great job! so, both of you guys mentioned Uberti parts. where do you get those from ? part numbers? etc.? Thanks! my rifle is mid/late 60's vintage. I'd love to get that weathered look you've got going there. I already have a crescent post 64 stock that I got fr...
by FLINT
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

Thanks! I'm looking forward to putting this gun together! It sounds like I need a 9 1/2" forend then. Both pre and post 64 forend caps are available on numrich so I'll get which ever version matches the forend that I'm able to find. Currently the only 9 1/2" forend that numrich has is $110 which is ...
by FLINT
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 288

need correct forearm length for numrich octagon barrel

Hey guys, I got one of those 26" octagon 38-55 barrels from Numrich and its at the gun smith right now being put on a winchester 94 receiver. does anyone know what the correct length forearm is for this barrel? The barrel already has a dovetail cut for the tenon, so I know I need a tenon, forend cap...
by FLINT
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faster than Jerry Miculek...?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Faster than Jerry Miculek...?

:o :shock: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by FLINT
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rossi 92, broken forearm band screw.
Replies: 23
Views: 2511

Re: Rossi 92, broken forearm band screw.

^^^^

yes, as I was reading through this thread I kept thinking, why not just drill out the barrel band holes and tap to a thread that you can find screws for
by FLINT
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: couple 30-30 ammo questions
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: couple 30-30 ammo questions

3031 is the best. I use it for 30-30, 32WS, 38-55, and 32-40.
by FLINT
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: couple 30-30 ammo questions
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: couple 30-30 ammo questions

Sorry, my original intent wasn't clear. I don't need 30-30 ammo. I have about 12 boxes of factory, about two more of reloads and enough component bullets for another 3 boxes. I was simply surprised at its sudden disappeance. I get runs on 223, 308, 9mm, etc. but 30-30 seems an odd caliber to hoard. ...
by FLINT
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: couple 30-30 ammo questions
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: couple 30-30 ammo questions

it must have been late getting here then. I was just in the gun store a few weeks ago and everything was totally stocked. 22 ammo overflowing off the shelves. now almost all gone.
by FLINT
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: couple 30-30 ammo questions
Replies: 14
Views: 739

couple 30-30 ammo questions

First, where is it? all of the sudden 30-30 ammo has vanished. is because of the pandemic, election, or hunting season? likely all 3 I guess. Midway has none at all, and my local store only had a couple boxes. which brings me to my second question - of the super limited supply of 30-30 ammo that the...
by FLINT
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 2203

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24

Looks pretty darn good to me!! Are you going to keep the scope on it? I think that gun with the short barrel would be awesome with a receiver sight, super handy, and would fit with the 'distressed' theme.
by FLINT
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 870
Replies: 28
Views: 1907

Re: Remington 870

that's sweet !

I love the 16 gauge!
by FLINT
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Round Lineup
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Lever Round Lineup

and since it was mentioned here is a fired 308 marlin round for comparison. My wife's grandfather has one and I shot it a couple years ago and kept the brass. I also used to own a 375 big bore and had a few boxes of winchester power points, should have kept one of those rounds. I did keep one piece ...
by FLINT
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Round Lineup
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Lever Round Lineup

Larkbill wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:17 pm
I think that first one is a .38-55
yup
by FLINT
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Round Lineup
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Lever Round Lineup

Sixgun wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:11 pm
That's child's play.. :D

.375 Win., 32-40, 30-30, 32 Spl., 35 Rem., .300 Sav.

---6
VERY close. you actually got one wrong. remember they are in order of age, oldest to newest.
by FLINT
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lever Round Lineup
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Lever Round Lineup

Hey guys, I frequently like to admire and fondle my leverguns, and sometimes I even like to admire their ammo. I did an ammo lineup, and then thought maybe it would be fun to post. Here are individual bullets for each of the levergun calibers I have. I'm sure you guys can guess what the calibers are...
by FLINT
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 07/24
Replies: 25
Views: 2203

Re: Restoration/Repair/Renewal in Progress -UPDATE 7/16 UPDATE 7/18

I really like the 'distressed' finish! so is the bore in good shape? if not, I'd send that thing off to JES for a rebore!
by FLINT
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1654 fps with 130 grain 327 Federal in Henry Levergun
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: 1654 fps with 130 grain 327 Federal in Henry Levergun

I'm glad you are enjoying the 327 Henry. I've always been a fan of 32 cal and own two 32H&R mags and a 327, all revolvers. I've read that Federal is coming out with a 130grain load as well, specifically for the Henry. I've also read that the 100 grain federal ammo pushes 2000fps in a 20" barrel. and...
by FLINT
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30-30 Stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 2029

Re: 30-30 Stuff

I personally have had phenomenal success with the 30-30. I've shot more deer with the 30-30 than any other weapon or caliber, and the overwhelming majority drop either instantly or within sight. I've never lost one. Distances ranged from 20-100 yards. You will have a very hard time convincing me tha...
by FLINT
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 stock medallion
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Winchester 94 stock medallion

Perfect! Thank's guys! Dollar coins up through the IKE dollars were 1.5" so Malamute's info matches Elmo's measurement.
by FLINT
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 stock medallion
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Winchester 94 stock medallion

Hey guys

can anyone with a centenial/bicentenial/commemerative winchester 94 with a medaillion in the stock, measure the diameter of the medallion for me?

I'm assuming that they are all the same size, but if not, that might be good to know as well

Thanks!
by FLINT
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just Admit It...You'll Want One
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Just Admit It...You'll Want One

Is it a coincidence that there is a box of corn pops in the foreground? I imagine some of you will get the reference.
by FLINT
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away
Replies: 18
Views: 1180

Re: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away

What caliber is that rifle? Those rounds don't look like 30-30-30s to me
by FLINT
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away
Replies: 18
Views: 1180

Re: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away

That's terrible!

The safe must have been in a basement or a shed something. I've never seen a gun rust like, and I've seen some pretty sorry gun care (or complete lack of).
by FLINT
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 115
Views: 8294

Re: Question / POLL

So far I'm the youngest at 42. Not a regular contributer but have been on here off and on since at least 2005 (diff user name originally).

Been shooting since about 7 and accompanied my dad hunting from probably younger than that. I'm pretty sure that the love of leverguns is in my DNA.